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HACKER T.DOG GETS WIGAN YOUNGSTERS MOVING AT SPECIAL PREMIER LEAGUE PRIMARY STARS EVENT AT THE DW STADIUM

19 February 2019

Hacker focused on literacy and numeracy routines which ranged from fractions to punctuation to times tables.

  • Hacker led fun-curriculum based Brain Booster and movement routines.
  • Pupils also took part in various Premier League Primary Stars workshops.
  • Event supported by players Danny Fox, Beni Baningime and Jonas Olsson.

More than 120 children from primary schools across the Wigan Borough recently took part in an unforgettable Super Movers event with CBBC’s Hacker T.Dog at the DW Stadium.

Super Movers is an exciting partnership between the Premier League and BBC which aims to inspire youngsters to get active, with stars from the world of football and television coming together in fun-curriculum linked Brain Booster songs and movement routines for use by teachers in the classroom.

Hacker focused on literacy and numeracy routines which ranged from fractions to punctuation to times tables before youngsters took part in a number of educational Premier League Primary Stars workshops, including poetry, CPR, plastic pollution and a talk from members of the British Army.

Latics trio Danny Fox, Beni Baningime and Jonas Olsson later attended the event and helped children to learn about CPR as part of Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Healthy Hearts project, a scheme which saw coaches deliver life-saving training to more than 2,000 youngsters last season.

Jonas said: “I really enjoyed the event and it was very nice to meet the kids. I think everyone should do a CPR course because it’s such a vital skill to have. Obviously I’d heard about it before but didn’t actually know how to execute it so the event was very educational for me.

He added: “Premier League Primary Stars is such a brilliant programme and Wigan Athletic really seem to be leading the way with the amount of work they’ve done in so many primary schools.”

Since the Primary Stars scheme launched in September 2016, the Community Trust have worked with more than 7,500 children from 86 primary schools and have upskilled nearly 400 teachers in PE.

Mark Grogan, Head Teacher at St George’s Central Primary School, said: “It was great for the pupils from our school to work alongside children from other schools because it allowed them to develop positive relationships with different pupils and build lasting friendships.

He added: “It was an eye-opening experience for the pupils, especially when they had the chance to do the CPR workshop in the home changing room and see the kits laid out and the FA Cup and Sky Bet League One trophies on display too. It’s a day they’ll never forget for sure.”

For more information about Primary Stars, please email Schools Services Manager Gareth Nolan on g.nolan@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090.


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